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Harbor Grill Restaurant

34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-240-1416
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (55 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (8 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I live in Dana Point, and we we have gone to the Harbor Grill once or twice a year for many years. Our favorite is the halibut, which my wife had this time. I had a new short rib special. Both were...More

Thank CAK45
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harbor Grill was highly recommended but did not quite live up to expectations. The venue is a low ceiling, dark, tightly-packed eating room where you cannot hear the person across the table speak. The overly loud piano (musicians don't seem to understand the concept...More

1  Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant with a group and found the service to be very good, accommodating to our diners' needs, and the food was fine. Although it was quite crowded, we weren't rushed at all. The night we were there the special was oysters and...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a dinner with business colleagues; it was spot on perfect. A bit more casual than I had anticipated, but very comfortable. Service was very good and the food was excellent. Four different entrees and each was delicious.

Thank ontheroadforgci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with family and enjoyed the ambiance and being really close to the docks. The clam chowder was amazing - not overly salty or savory, a good balance of cream, clam, potatoes. We also enjoyed the fish and chips. The fish...More

1  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Staying nearby and visited for lunch. Given the name we’d hoped to find a spot with an ocean view but such was not the case. Guess some diners seated on the back side do have a view of the marina across the parking lot. We...More

1  Thank skm4444
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Calamari and Clam Chowder was awesome. The Service was great too. Very clean and a nice atmosphere. First time here, we will be back.

Thank Esther T
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I always go here when visiting Dana Point. The food and service are very good. The salmon is excellent. Save room for the bread pudding! There are a lot of restaurants in this area but this is one of the best for the money.

Thank SUPlady
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We had a variety of dishes. The grilled selections were very good. The lobster roll was spiced a bit too much. Lobster doesn't generally need anything but butter.

Thank rexaboyd
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The Harboe Grille does not disappoint. With indoor and outdoor seating, a live piano player often taking requests, a full bar and good food, this is a standard choice for dinner when we have guests in town. Try the Miso Sea Bass.

Thank Julie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-1416
You'll always enjoy the finest in seafood dining at the Harbor Grill Restaurant. We specialize in fresh, regional seafood cuisine, fine steaks and fresh oysters. To help ensure the mood is set just right, this is your opportunity to relax in the warm comfort of attentive service with your choice of eclectic wines and refreshing cocktails. For more than 33 years, John, Wanda and Keegan Hicks have been committed to providing the best, high quality seafood and steaks in Dana Point. You can watch our Chef prepare your favorite dish over our mesquite wood grill. Our innovative and unique menu allows you to enhance your meal with our selection of vibrant salsas, chutneys or spice rubs. Escape from the ordinary and feast upon our Pacific, New England and Cajun renditions of your favorite seafood and enjoy your choice of our rich sauces and flavorful broths which reflect the finest influences of Latin American, Asian and Indian cuisine. And remember, every Thursday is our special Oyster Day! Once you've enjoyed a great meal, get ready for dessert. Our Harbor Grill carrot cake is a legendary favorite with locals and guests. Equally tantalizing is our delicious, made fresh daily, Chocolate Blackout Cake, Mocha Mud Pie and the unforgettable Key Lime Pie. The Harbor Gill was an Open Table Diners Choice Winner for 2016 and is the only seafood restaurant in Dana Point that has been selected 5 consecutive times as the Best Overall Restaurant. Come, join us! Call and make your reservation today! Whether you choose the cozy dining room with live piano music in the evening, or the colorful garden patio with a view of the harbor - You'll discover we're both a favorite for the locals and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world who want to feel like members of the family on their first visit.
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